Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Group Defending 6.1

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Frank Greenawalt
Name: Frank Greenawalt
City: Riverside
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 20 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (30 mins)

Juggling (5 min)

Dymanic Stretch (5 min)

Defending in 2's (10 min)

1. 25 x 25 area set up as shown

2. 12 players (8 attackers & 4 defenders)

3. 8 balls

Instructions:

1. Select 4 players who get into pairs & connect by holding the same pinnie, they start game as Defenders.

2. Defenders are not allowed to break away from each other/let go of pinnie.

3. Attackers aim to dribble ball & avoid being tagged by the Defenders - not allowed outside of area.

4. If Defenders tag an Attacking player they are frozen

5. Attacker turns into a Defender when the next Attacker is tagged (2 players).They link together & Defend

6. Play until the last Attacker is left

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach

2. Communication - coach eachother

3. Interchanging of positions - Pressure (1st Defender) & Cover/Support 2nd Defender

Progression:

P - Increase/Decrease the size of area

P - Give Defenders time limit to tag all Attackers (high pressure)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 Defending Activity

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 Defending Activity
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1 v 1 Defending Activity (40 mins)

Organization:

1. Half field set up as shown

2. 9 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders & 1 Goalkeeper)

3. 4 Balls

Instructions:

1. Defenders start on the goal line, either side of the goal facing the Attackers

2. Attackers start with a ball each just inside the half.

3. Defenders & Attackers are numbered 1-4.

4. Defenders aim to stay in line with his/her Attacker as coach calls GO

5. Attackers can dribble across the field to confuse/lose Defender

6. Once Attackers reach final 1/3 line they aim to Attack 1v1 to score at goal

7. If Defenders win the ball they aim to dribble ball back over final 1/3 line

8. Play until goal has been scored or ball is out of play

9. After set time rotate players

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure - close down the space & deny penertration

2. Angle of approach & Body Shape - try to dictate the play one way

3. Communication - coach eachother

4. Responsitilies of positions - Pressure (1st Defender), Cover (2nd Defender) & Balance (3rd Defender)

5. Move as a Unit - travel as the ball travels

6. Focus & Patience - wait for the right time to win the ball

Progressions:

P - Play 4v4 with 1 ball. Attackers aim for goal while Defenders score in Mini Goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Full Game

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Full Game (20 mins)

Stage 4: SSG 7 v 7 (No restrictions)

1-4-3-1 v 1-2-3-3


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Pitch Line 1
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